If you’re looking for a couple of fun family activities in Jacksonville, FL this weekend and next, check out these two suggested by Jennifer at VisitJacksonville.com. They’re sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!
Spooktacular at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. Oct. 22-25 & 29-31, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Pumpkinville comes alive with hundreds of pumpkins, fun, candy and excitement! Enjoy trick-or-treating at 12 candy stations, music, dancing, food, giant slides and bounce houses and see some of your favorite zoo animals. This is a 2-hour, merry-not-scary event. Cost is $9, and parking is free. www.jacksonvillezoo.org , 370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Harvest Moon Festival at Tree Hill Nature Center. Oct. 24 from 5-10 p.m. The quintessential family fall festival with trails haunted by ghosts, owls, witches and zombies; a vampire goats petting zoo, hay rides, scarecrows, bobbing for apples, pumpkin pie eating contest, chili cook-off and a green-theme costume contest. This one-of-a-kind nature education center is a best-kept local secret. Cost is just $5. www.treehill.org, 7152 Lone Star Rd.Jacksonville, Florida, 32211
For a special treat, why not book a hotel for the night? Splash in the pool, enjoy breakfast that someone else made for you, no tricks!Embassy Suites has an indoor pool and an inviting cooked-to-order breakfast. Or find a hotel near the beach! Check our secure hotel reservation site for more hotel ideas in Jacksonville, FL.